Environmental Justice Staff Attorney
The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) is seeking applications for a Staff Attorney dedicated to NMELC’s mission of working with communities to advance environmental justice and human rights. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center works in partnership with community organizations, coalitions and other stakeholders to build multi-strategy campaigns that address the systemic polluting of low-income communities of color and advance community health and sustainability. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.
As a Staff Attorney, you will engage in legal, policy and administrative advocacy, as well as coalition-building, fundraising, and media work. You will work closely with client communities to achieve client-directed priorities. You will also be responsible, in collaboration with the Executive Director and staff, for identifying, managing and advancing new campaign and litigation opportunities. Staff Attorneys are involved in policy development, advocacy, and larger development/fundraising initiatives that help to support and expand NMELC’s legal services and work.
Deadline to apply is Monday, June 14, 2021.